04/03/2018

 





  Greyhound asked to adopt sanctuary policy in face of rider interrogations

From Metro/SF Chronicle:

DALLAS - The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to Greyhound last week asking the company to deny immigration agents from boarding its buses unless they have a judicial warrant for a specific passenger, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.

The letter was prompted by several incidents in which U.S. Border Patrol agents have boarded Greyhound buses and questioned passengers in their attempts to crack down on illegal immigration, the report said.

In response to the ACLU's letter, Greyhound said in a statement that it understood the concerns of the ACLU and bus passengers but said it "is required to comply with the law."


DALLAS - The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to Greyhound last week asking the company to deny immigration agents from boarding its buses unless they have a judicial warrant for a specific passenger, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.

The company cited federal laws allowing immigration officers within 100 miles of the border to enter and search any vehicle "to prevent the illegal entry of aliens into the United States," and to detain individuals, without a warrant, based on a "reasonable suspicion" that they were illegally in the country, according to The Chronicle.  ....READ MORE >

 
  Prevost to sponsor ABA's Bus Industry Safety Council

From Metro:

Prevost reached an agreement to sponsor the Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) in the interest of advancing overall bus safety for all operators and bus and coach passengers.

Under the umbrella of the American Bus Association (ABA), BISC is a collective of safety-minded individuals who embody every role of the bus and coach industry, addressing every safety concern from shop safety, driver training to vehicle technology and regulatory compliance.


Prevost reached an agreement to sponsor the Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) in the interest of advancing overall bus safety for all operators and bus and coach passengers.

Similarly, as part of the Volvo Group, Prevost heralds its safety mission as a core value and guiding principle. Building on its legacy, the Volvo 9700 coach continues to set the highest safety standards possible. Advanced systems for driver assistance, high-efficiency brakes, seat belts, and world-class protective structures are standard Volvo safety features.

Manifested as Zero Accident Vision, Volvo's definitive goal of its.........READ MORE >

 
 
 
  Blue Bird Dealership Central States Bus Sales Moves to New Location in Missouri

From School Bus Fleet:

FENTON, Mo. - Central States Bus Sales has moved its Missouri branch and corporate headquarters to a new location here with more space and service features.

Central States is Blue Bird's school bus dealership for the entire state of Missouri and four other states in the Midwest: Tennessee, Illinois, Kentucky, and Arkansas.

The new facility is 30,200 square feet, located on 8 acres of land, with additional acreage ready for future expansions, the company said. The facility also features a 15,000 square foot service bay area with 14 bays, including a paint booth and specialized bays dedicated to servicing vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). The new building also contains a 5,500 square foot parts area with high-density storage capabilities.


The new facility is 30,200 square feet, located on 8 acres of land, with additional acreage ready for future expansions, the company said. The facility also features a 15,000 square foot service bay area with 14 bays, including a paint booth and specialized bays dedicated to servicing vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). The new building also contains a 5,500 square foot parts area with high-density storage capabilities.
 

"We recognize the increasing customer need for a high quality bus service and parts center, which is why we have invested in the new facility with all of its unique attributes to better serve our customers," said Jeff Reitz, CEO of Central States Bus Sales. "Additionally, we now have the ability to expand parking, in order to accommodate more buses as business grows."

Central States CEO Jeff Reitz says the new facility offers the ability to expand parking to accommodate more buses as business grows.

At a grand opening ceremony, Mark Terry, Blue Bird's chief commercial officer, said that Central States' new facility will help the dealership enhance its service.  "Central States Bus Sales has created a distinctive facility that will not only service their current customers, but also has the ability to service CNG buses," Terry said. "This is a rare..........  READ MORE >

 


 

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